The binding is made of the grass print, applied to look like a striped fabric.
Wavy line quilting in a cream thread gives a nice regular texture to the blocks without usurping the impact of those big Shoo Flies.
The main backing fabric is an Alexander Henry print called Zocalo. Zocalo is the huge main public square in Mexico City and a place of long history, action, and art. I hope this quilt sees plenty of that in this new couple's married life!
Not that I planned this, but both the backing and binding were by Alexander Henry and as a bonus the colors matched exactly. I hope to get the young couple to send me a photo of themselves with the quilt, and permission to post it!